Where to snatch up Vinyl in Scotland
Cavern Records 13 Belmont St, Aberdeen. 01224 625 005
A tiny trerasure trove of vinyl, Cavern Records is an Aberdeen institution. On offer you’ll be able to get your mitts on a pretty impressive selection of budget big name offerings as well as a mightily impressive amount of rare albums. From German synth to 80s goth and 70s soul, the guys at the Cavern will have something to suit your tastes. What’s on display is also just a tiny selection of their full stock so if you’re hunting for something in particular give the guys a shout and they may have it tucked away in storage.
Elvis Shakespeare 347 Leith Walk, Edinburgh. 0131 561 1363
If you’re after a little more than music Elvis Shakespeare is the place for you. Crammed with second hand books as well as records this is a gold mine for fans of counter culture. Though not the biggest shop on Leith Walk, every spare scrap of space from floor to ceiling houses something to hold your interest. If browsing isn’t your thing simply use the stores excellent online search function (see www.elvisshakespeare.com) to check if they’ve got exactly what you want. Their website also keeps you up-todate with any special in-store gigs and signings that might be on the horizon.
Grouchos Record Store 132 Nethergate, Dundee. 01382 228496
Few Scottish shops selling anything have become as iconic as Groucho’s Record Store. Sitting in the heart of Dundee this longstanding record store has become the beating cultural heart of the city. Selling everything from record players to concert tickets and the very best in vinyl goodness this is the sort of place you can spend an afternoon exploring. Check out www. grouchos.co.uk for more details on upcoming offers and events.
Missing Records 247 Argyle Street, Glasgow. 0141 248 1661
Located next to The Arches is the cavernous Missing Records. A popular choice with Glasgow music fans, this dingy but delightful den is crammed with records, DVDs and CDs. You might need to dedicate a little more time to rummaging than you might elsewhere but the chances of you stumbling across a bargain are relatively high.